Happily Reserved

An intention I have is to be respectful of other people’s privacy and emotions. Certain questions can make others uncomfortable, especially if the question asked is something that the other person does not want to share, and even more so if the question is not directed to the person about whom we are asking. What…… Continue reading Happily Reserved


It’s been awhile since I’ve posted here.  This is probably the longest I’ve gone without updating my blog!  I will be absent from time to time as I am getting married on the 22nd of this month!  There has been a lot to plan, and we still have more to do, so I haven’t had…… Continue reading Slowly

The Way Back

Dear Journal,How good it feels to come to you after a day of frustrations.  How I love words, to paint with them freely, watercolor pencils tucked away for a later day, forgetting the smudges on my paper and my failed attempts to blend and shade, no longer feeling like a fragment, my hands clean of…… Continue reading The Way Back

Autumn Thoughts

I used to wonder if the “back to school” feeling went away– that persistent knot in your stomach, the uncertainty of not knowing whether or not you will like your teacher or classmates, the shiny red apple advertisements all over the stores, a child wearing a backpack and smiling (what’s so happy about a time…… Continue reading Autumn Thoughts

Cleansing Tears

When we are feeling most tender, we may find ourselves in tears.  While we may crave happiness and pleasure, experiencing sadness, and not clinging to it or pushing it away, can be renewing.  Tears spring up in our eyes and cleanse us.  They remind us that we are fragile.  They allow us to face what…… Continue reading Cleansing Tears